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Imogen’s Farm limoncello wins gold!

Imogen’s Farm ‘Tilly’ Limoncello won gold, and ‘Jagera’ Sweet Jaboticaba won bronze in the Best Fortified Wine (Dessert Wine) category in the Australian Fruit Wine Awards held in Cairns recently (www.cairnswineawards.com.au/australian-fruit-wine-awards/the-fruit-wine-awards).
‘Tilly’ and ‘Jagera’ are both made from local, unsprayed fruit.

Imogen’s Farm Winery @ The Lantern Parade 26 June 2010

Lantern Parade (Lismore, 26 June 2010)

Lantern Parade (Lismore, 26 June 2010)

Christine and Douglas Kesteven had a great time at their Lantern Parade stall.  They were in the perfect position: close enough to the band stage to see all the acts; far enough away to hear the customers (just!); and next to the Mayfields Restaurant (Dunoon) stall (where Kristen, Terry, Scott and co. also did a roaring trade).
There were “guest selling appearances” by Chris and John of Jagera (Whian Whian jaboticaba growers), Mark Whinton (The Channon), Nathan and Jessica. Customers were most interested in the local drops: Jaboticaba*, Chambourcin and Limoncello, although stocks of all the wines plus the lime cordial now need to be replenished….
Thanks to all who visited the stall!
*Three visitors from Brazil particularly enjoyed this one.

News from Imogen’s Farm Winery

Christine and Douglas Kesteven have added some exciting new products to their range: Real Lime cordial, Real Lemon cordial and Vincotto, a traditional Italian preserve (literally “cooked wine”).  Vincotto is a dark, sweet dense preserve made by cooking grapes for hours.  Imogen’s Farm products are now being used by the Byron at Byron Restaurant.   Also, visit the winery page for details of new wines being sold now at local markets including Byron Bay Farmers (Thursdays), Mullumbimby Farmers (Fridays), Lismore Farmers (Saturdays), The Channon Craft Market (every second Sunday), and Bangalow (every fourth Sunday).

Douglas Kesteven (centre) preparing to make wine with Ludwig Rogiers (left) and Magaly Boussemaere, from Belgium.

Douglas Kesteven (centre) preparing to make wine with Ludwig Rogiers (left) and Magaly Boussemaere, from Belgium. January 2010

Emerging wine industry for the North Coast

Douglas Kesteven was interviewed by Emma Sykes from ABC Rural.  The interview aired on the radio on Thursday, 10/12/2009.  See http://www.abc.net.au/rural/content/2009/s2767281.htm, or listen to the MP3: http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rural/200912/r484337_2482322.mp3